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What Do Herpes Sores Look Like

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AIDS InfoNet

Herpes Simplex (Cold Sores and Genital Herpes)

...infection stays dormant in nerve cells. This is called "latency." However, it can become active again with no warning. Herpes can be active without symptoms or visible signs. Herpes simplex virus 1 (HSV1) is the common cause of cold sores (oral herpes) around the mouth. HSV2 normally causes genital herpes. However, through sexual activity, HSV1 can cause infections in the genital area, and HSV2 can infect the mouth area. HSV is a very common...
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NEW RESEARCH ON HIV and HERPES - NO NEED FOR OPEN SORES FOR TRANSMISSION???

Dear Dr. Bob: You have been extremely helpful to me over the years and I have donated to support the great work you are doing. I have been somewhat satisfied with being sexually active with women using a condom correctly every time based on...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...BobU.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Press Release Scientists Learn Why Even Treated Genital Herpes Sores Boost the Risk of HIV InfectionAugust 2, 2009New research helps explain why infection with herpes simplex virus-2... Read more »

HERPES WITH NO SORES???? AND CAN I WOOHOO?

Hi Dr. Bob or Should I say Dr. GodHow are you doing these days? I love your outlook on live, so positive.What I was wondering, is I recently had a hiv test done 6 months after possible exposure which was negative..can I woohoo?? My exposure was...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hey Frank,1.Yep, no doubt about it. I'm definitely "positive" (in every sense of the word).2.Yep, you are now WOO-HOO certified. 3.I cannot diagnose your "irritated spot" over the Internet. Sorry. Your physician should be able to evaluate this... Read more »

Oral sores and herpes

I am hiv+ and was recently also diagnosed with genital herpes. At the same time as that outbreak, I had some very painful sores and swelling at the back of my mouth. At first I thought it was thrush but then realized it wasn't. Could have been...
David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

Response from David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

Grady Health System
...Without having the opportunity to exam your mouth, it is very difficult for me to determine what type of oral sores you presented with at the time of the herpetic outbreak. There are a few rules of thumb, which may help you differentiate oral Read more »

cold sores = genital herpes?

are they both the same virus? aren't they two different simplex herpes types? in oral sex, can someone with a cold sore on the lips transmit the herpes virus to another person and have it manifest as genital herpes and/or lip cold sores (even...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...herpes simplex virus (HSV) that are categorized as HSV-1 and HSV-2. HSV-1 generally causes what are commonly known as cold sores or fever blisters: those uncomfortable, sometimes painful bumps you get around your mouth that are like blisters... Read more »
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U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Scientists Learn Why Even Treated Genital Herpes Sores Boost the Risk of HIV Infection

...(HSV-2), which causes genital herpes, increases the risk for HIV infection even after successful treatment heals the genital skin sores and breaks that often result from HSV-2. Scientists have uncovered details of an immune-cell environment... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Understanding Genital Herpes

...caused by herpes simplex virus (HSV). There are two types of HSV. HSV type 1 most commonly infects the mouth and lips, causing sores known as fever blisters or cold sores. HSV type 2 is the usual cause of genital herpes, but it also can... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Herpes May Raise Cervical Cancer Risk, Study Finds

...1,100 other women of similar ages and circumstances. They analyzed their blood for evidence of HSV-2, HSV-1 (which causes cold sores), and chlamydia. They found 44 percent of the women with cancer had genital herpes as opposed to 25 percent of... Read more »
The Well Project

Gynecological Problems

...forms of herpes are herpes simplex virus-1 and herpes simplex virus-2. Although herpes-1 is most often associated with cold sores, both forms may be sexually transmitted and can cause genital herpes. Like other viruses, herpes remains in your... Read more »
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STD? cold sores, herpes???

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...i've seen how cold sores are active in hiv poz individuals. but i thought cold sores were common in people with a herpes strain? and the cold sores Read more »

Oral Herpes

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Can anybody tell me the difference between oral herpes and canker sores, they look the same to me! Read more »

How you protect against Herpes?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...guess my question is how do you protect against Herpes? Should you look for soeres? Can you get it from someone who doesn't have sores etc.? I know about HIV but not too much about Herpes. Thanks Read more »

Any herpes survivors out there??

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...I hope someone is patient enough to bare with me.. I need some guidance from others with herpes. I was diagnosed with hereps 3 years ago. the catch is that when diagnosed i had a pinch size soar and was to small to culture. Read more »